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Old 04-07-2010, 04:14 AM   #1
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Hi folks. Yet another general question, but I think it would be a great thread.

I'm in the market for an electric knife. Of course, you guys know better than the local guy in a hardware store. What electric knives should I consider?

For that matter, how about a set of tools that helps you move forward? I'm also looking for a way to light my charcoal AFTER it's in the WSM. I have a chimney, but she's coughing out ambers and my deck is getting burned in places. Not good. So I need an alternative method. Handheld blow torch for now.

I am also trying, as an experiment, to make my own thermometer for 4 internal meats, and a chamber temperature, which controls air flow. We'll see how far I get.

Love to get your input.

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Old 04-07-2010, 05:46 AM   #2
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Two good questions BeeRich, I'll be following this thread. I'm in the market for a weed burner and a knife would be nice too. BBQ is a license to spend more money, I love it
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I just bought a small propane tank electric torch starter thingy. I can keep it on, so I'm thinking I can poke it into the vent hole of the WSM for 2 minutes to get charcoal going. Quite a nifty tool actually.
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Re: Input on Tools

HEre's an option for the lighting issue if you aren't in to weed burners...it's called the LoofLighter and was debuted at the HPB Expo a few weeks back...here is a link:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss? ... er&x=0&y=0
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:01 AM   #5
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That fire lighting tool, the hot air item, sounds interesting. Expensive though.
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Best electric knife for bbq slicing comes from the fishing section of Academy Sports where they pose as fish filet knives. Several brands available which will work off house current 12 volt and rechargeable. Which one you need depends on how much and where you need to slice..whether you have electricity handy etc. Seems like Mr. Twister and American Angler are both on the approved list. Get the one with the curved scimitar shaped blade. Dont get the one with a straight blade. Best bet for trying to start charcoal in a R2D2 at home is an electric fire starter. About 15 bucks at Wally World...Target etc. For comp cooking you need a propane flame thrower from Harbor Freight as mentioned above.

http://www.academy.com/index.php?page=c ... 01866-1206

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There were two fishing blades here, but I thought that was strange. Every one I've seen in competitions are indeed straight. Why the curved one?
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Cuts mo betta.

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I be getting me one in 20 minutes. Mo betta is delightful.
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Well kindly keeps us posted on how you like it eh?

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